When you're watching the ball drop on New Year's Eve, snuggled up to your spouse, you should feel optimistic and excited to share another year together. This might be the best year yet. Having a to-do list that makes you put a little extra effort into your marriage will make every other aspect of your life more enjoyable. When you have the loving support of your partner, doesn't everything else seem easier, too? Here are all the New Year's resolutions married couples should have to start the new year off right.
1. Make a date night, and stick to it
Pick a day each week to do something out of the house, just the two of you. Make it a priority, and don't cancel that date night unless it's an emergency, or one of you is out of town. Date night keeps the romance alive.
2. Compliment each other's work
It's so important to feel like your partner is proud of the work you do. You spend more time working than you do doing anything else, so knowing the person you love respects your career will keep you motivated to keep kicking ass in your field.
3. Make each other feel desired
No matter what happens, and no matter how your body changes, your partner should make you feel like the hottest person on the planet. And you need to do the same for them. Feeling desired is extremely key to maintaining the spark you had when you first got together, and it will be what keeps you together until you're wrinkled and gray.
4. Talk more
Without a screen in front of your face.
5. Listen more
Again, without a screen in front of your face.
6. Have more sex
How ever often you're currently having sex each week, have more. Sex with the person you love and trust the most is so much more than just satisfying a sexual need. It solidifies the bond you have, it's a form of communication, and makes you both feel desired.
7. Surprise each other
It could be as simple as leaving a sweet note for the other person in the morning by their coffee mug. It could be as elaborate as planning a surprise romantic getaway. No matter what you do, make sure to keep your partner on their toes.
8. Laugh as often as possible
Having a similar sense of humor will keep you two connected in a best friend kind of way. To be madly in love with your best friend is the ultimate dream, so if you found that, keep it going by doing things, watching things, and experiencing things that make you both giggle uncontrollably.